Judge suspended over sexual harassment allegations

A western Michigan judge has been suspended over allegations of sexual harassment, two months before retirement. (Photo: MGN)

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. — A western Michigan judge has been suspended over allegations of sexual harassment, two months before retirement.

Newaygo County Judge Graydon Dimkoff was informed by the county's chief judge Monday. He's barred from court property but can make decisions in some pending cases.

Dimkoff is 71 years old and can't run for re-election because of age limits. He's scheduled to leave office at the end of the year.

Dimkoff tells The Grand Rapids Press that he's searched his "heart, mind, body and soul" and can't think of anything that would add up to sexual harassment. He says the allegations are "out of the blue."

Chief Judge Robert Springstead declined to comment. The suspension order says Newaygo County is investigating.

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